International Science and Technology Policy Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in international science and technology policy allows students to understand the role of science and technology in policymaking and how governmental policies, laws, and regulations influence science and technology production from an international perspective. The program is designed for graduate students in related fields or professionals in government, industry, and nonprofits who wish to develop a background in science and technology policy. Students develop basic analytical skills as well as focus on a particular theme, including technology innovation, internet policy, space policy, energy policy, and environmental policy.

Program of Study

What's International Science and Technology Policy All About? 

Who can better speak to the question than former Assistant Director for Federal Research and Development and Senior Advisor to the Director for the National Science and Technology Council at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (and International Science and Technology Policy MA program alum) Kei Koizumi. Watch his Bromley Event keynote lecture and Q&A to discover more.

Looking for Additional Information?

The International Science and Technology graduate program is managed by the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP) and the Space Policy Institute (SPI). Please visit the IISTP Academics webpage for information relevant to current and incoming students. The site also hosts a list of commonly offered courses. IISTP and SPI faculty also manage the Trachtenberg School’s Science and Technology Public Policy PhD program, for more information please visit the Trachtenberg School's website.

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The graduate admissions counselors are some of the exceptional resources available to you through the Elliott School of International Affairs. Contact us directly with your requests or questions about the International Science and Technology Policy graduate certificate program. We’ll help you explore the benefits, align this opportunity with your career goals, or compare the ISTP certificate with our other program offerings in international affairs. 

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